Serving Roseau County for over 100 Years - The Official Roseau County Newspaper

With a pair of positively amazing characters

by Jeff Olsen

He is 75 now, an old retired gent, who walks like he just got thrown from a bucking bronc - and gored in both legs - stepping so gingerly these days that it appears that he is walking barefooted across hot coals.

He pulls no punches.

"I look like an old bastard, and I feel like an old bastard. You can quote me," said Nate Engevik, who with a full beard would be a spitting image of the long-gone cowboy actor, "George "Gabby" Hayes.

Nate was standing next to his truck outside the REA building in Roseau and remembering it all - his combining jaunts, his teaching career, some of his...


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